Thursday, December 29, 2011

New Year's Resolutions

2012 is going to be here before we know it! Have you started thinking about your New Year's Resolutions yet? I just started thinking about it and here are a few ideas to help you get started:

  • Spend more time with friends & family - I am so guilty of work, work, work. I definitely am going to make this part of my resolution this year.
  • Fitness - Last year, I was always saying tomorrow. This year, I got the gym pass and am going to get my butt in gear! I would rather spend time now getting in shape and being healthy, then spending time later in life being sick!
  • Enjoy Life More - This goes hand in hand with spending more time with friends & family. Getting out more and just relaxing and having fun.
  • Learn Something New - I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to learn how to knit. What would you like to learn new?
  • Help Others - Volunteering can be from donating, to helping at a soup kitchen, to mentoring a kid, to building a house. I would love to volunteer more in the coming year!
  • Get and Stay Organized - Organization can be a totally reachable goal, just got to keep at it and stay organized! (That is the problem for me) There are many blogs about organization, so that you can invite people over at a whim without having to feel stressed about cleaning, you can find things when you need them, etc!
  • Eat Healthier - Works hand in hand with begin fit! I signed up for and I think it will be good for my new year's resolution of being fit and eating healthy.
  • Save Money - With our wedding around the corner (in June), I would love to save some extra money to save for a home purchase.
  • Read More Books - Anyone have any great book suggestions? There was a time when I used to read a book in a day. I would love to start reading like that again.
Here are a few more resolutions ideas that may apply to you:

  • Get Out of Debt - So many households are having trouble in this economy. This year it is time to take control of your finances and set goals to get out of debt. Set a strict budget and see how much money you can save.
  • Drink Less Alcohol - Drinking too much alcohol can be costly and can hurt your body as well. If you are trying to eat healthier and be more fit, then drinking less can help too.
  • Go to Sleep Earlier - Going to sleep earlier, may make you feel more refreshed and your day may actually feel longer. 
  • Quit Smoking - In America, on average, about 500,000 deaths per year are due to smoking related diseases. A great resolution is to quit smoking. 

Monday, December 26, 2011

LoveByCC Shop Opening

The announcement you have been waiting for! We are opening the shop for orders. Most of the info can be found in the photo below:

We feel extremely blessed that we receive so many orders, however, we can't always keep up with them all. In order to have some balance between work and fun, we are opening up once a month to take orders for that month and then will close down for the rest of the month. We will take around 40-50 orders and the wait will be approximately 3-4 weeks prior to shipping for all orders.

We will continue to be doing our TUNE IN TUESDAY Ready to Ship night, so those who don't get an order in time, will still be able to shop through that. That is always on Tuesday nights (unless specified differently) at 6pm PST.

We will also continue to have our Ready to Ship items in our shop, including Petti Rompers, Headbands, and more.

Thank YOU for your continued support. We are so lucky to have such wonderful customers.

Monday, December 12, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Who doesn't love 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways?? We are doing one at LoveByCC every day until Christmas. 

I will be posting a picture every day of the "Giveaway of the Day"on our Facebook page. This is what you need to do from there:
  • Click "share" under the picture or post on your Facebook page tagging us (@lovebycc) about our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways.
  • Under the picture (make sure it is under the original picture) post that you shared the item. 
  • There may be optional extra ways to enter (one maximum and different for each day). If there are, it will be posted with the picture for that day.
Fine Print:
  • Winner will be announced next day and will be posted on original picture.
  • Winner be chosen by
  • Winner has 48 hours to claim their prize.
  • Prizes may not be ready to ship and may take 2-3 weeks to complete before shipping. 
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook.
Good luck and Happy 12 Days of Christmas!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Cookie and Dessert Recipe Swap

Tis the Season for COOKIES and DESSERTS yyumm!

I have decided to do a Cookie and Dessert Recipe Swap. This will be great for Christmas morning!

It can be a recipe you got from your grandma, ONLINE, friend, neighbor, blog, etc. So everyone can participate!

Here are the steps to get in on it:

  • Email me at with your name, email, recipe, and where it originated from (mom, grandma, website, friend, etc)
  • (Optional) Share this cookie swap on your Blog, Twitter, Facebook page. The more, the merrier, and the more recipes shared!
The deadline for recipes is December 15th. I will try to email all the recipes out to everyone by Monday, December 19th. This will be fun, fun, fun! Thank you in advance for participating.

Bucket List for this Winter

My absolute FAVORITE time of the year is Winter around Thanksgiving and Christmas. Here is a bucket list of all the things I'd like to do before Christmas. 

What is your bucket list? Add it in the comments section! 

  • Look at Christmas lights
  • Go to the Christmas Boat Parade
  • Drink Hot Chocolate
  • Fill Stockings
  • Make Peppermint Bark
  • Watch "How a Grinch Stole Christmas"
  • Make Gingerbread Houses
  • Make Gingerbread Man
  • Volunteer 
  • Donate toys
  • See a Play
  • Go Ice Skating
  • Build a Snowman (I wish it snowed in Southern California!)
  • Make handmade Christmas Cards
  • Kiss under the Mistletoe
  • Read a Christmas story
  • Bake Cookies
  • Drink Eggnog
Anything I missed?

Friday, December 9, 2011

Deal of the Day

LoveByCC Friday Deals!

Today's Deal of the Day is the Christmas Petti Romper, click the links below to purchase:

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Stocking Stuffer Ideas

I love Christmas stockings and stuffing them with fun things. This year, I may just have to get my brothers and parents all stockings with a bunch of things inside. How fun! Here are some awesome things to stuff in your stockings this Christmas.

These stockings are from sunshinedaydream4u on Etsy.
  • $5 gift cards: Starbucks, Fast Food, Target, Frozen Yogurt, Jamba Juice, iTunes, the possibilities are endless!
  • Batteries: Everyone can use batteries.
  • Candy: Yummy!
  • Tickets: Baseball game or sporting event, Aquarium, Theatre, Zoo, Amusement park...
  • Book: A good book to cozy up and read.  
  • Gourmet Hot Chocolate: Who doesn't love Hot Chocolate on Christmas morning.
  • Cell Phone Charger: I know I can always use another one of these.
  • Kid's Paints. 
  • Hot Wheels: Or any other little type of car.
  • Coloring Books.
  • Hand Sanitizer: To keep those germs away.
  • Small, travel sized Games: To take on the road or play at a moment's notice.
  • Homemade Coupons: Backrub, Clean House, No Chores, etc.
  • Nail Polish: Fun for girls.
  • Lottery Tickets: Scratch off ones.
  • Mittens: Keep those hands warm during the winter.
  • Chapstick: Or lipgloss, lipstick, etc.
  • Socks: Warm, cozy, fuzzy socks to keep the feet warm.
  • USB Flash Drive: Always need these.
  • Keychain Flashlight: Great to have!
  • Crochet Hooks: Or Knitting Needles for the crafter in the home. I am always loosing mine to the couch!
  • Yarn: Another great one for the crafters.
  • Small Calendar.
  • Phone or iPod case.
  • Crayons: To go along with the coloring book.
  • Kitchen Gadgets: Garlic Press, Spatula, etc for the cooks in your life.
  • Homemade Candy or Cookies.
  • Hot Sauce: For those who like it HOT!
  • Mouse Pad: I know someone who can use a new one of these. 
  • Small Piggy Bank: With a few coins inside.
  • Love Letter.
  • Letter from Santa.
These stockings are from SouthHouseBoutique on Etsy.
Do you have any Stocking Stuffer ideas? Post them here!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Christmas Crafts

Christmas is near! This is my favorite time of the year. Time with family, pretty decorations, food, giving, etc. I have been dying to make some DIY Christmas gifts and decorations. Anyone else as addicted to Pinterest as I am? I found most of these wonderful ideas from there.

DIY Ornament Wreath

White Chocolate Covered Oreo Cookies

DIY Tissue Paper Trees

10 Christmas Gifts in a Jar